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Post by Daehawk » Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:38 pm

Already have that one :(
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Image .... NOX PC gameplay (15min)
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Post by Jolor » Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:23 pm

Not kidding when I say that this was one of my favourite games, ever. I finished it with all three characters when normally I'm a one and done player. I raved about this and lent it to a guy at work but his rig couldn't handle it :) I wonder what those specs looked like?

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Post by Daehawk » Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:31 pm

Never heard of it. Looks like UO just single player.
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Post by Anonymous Bosch » Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:46 pm

Jolor wrote:Not kidding when I say that this was one of my favourite games, ever. I finished it with all three characters when normally I'm a one and done player. I raved about this and lent it to a guy at work but his rig couldn't handle it :) I wonder what those specs looked like?

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Post by hepcat » Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:27 pm

Yup, I heartily agree.
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Re: Origin's On The House - Monthly Free Game

Post by KDH » Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:14 am

:horse: Just noticed that Origin is adding FREE expansions (DLC?) to the "on the house" brand

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About 'On the House' Game Expansions

What is an expansion?
Expansions give you new content to enjoy in your favorite games.

What do I need to play this?
You will need to have purchased Battlefield™ Hardline to access this expansion in game. You do not need to own Battlefield™ Hardline to claim this expansion, so grab it now while you can! Check it out in the store.

But I don’t have Battlefield™ Hardline :(
If you don’t happen to have Battlefield™ Hardline, you can get it as part of Origin Access. Play this game and many more full games for just $4.99 a month and you can cancel anytime online. Learn more about Origin Access.

How long will I own this expansion?
Once you claim your expansion, it’s yours to keep! On the House specials can appear and disappear at any time so hurry and add them to your library now.

it's cheaper than horse armor, I guess
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Post by KDH » Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:55 am

the next ADD-ON freebie

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Battlefield 4™ - Second Assault Expansion
About 'On the House' Game Expansions

What is an expansion?
Expansion packs give you extra content to enjoy in your favorite games.

What do I need to play this?
You will need to have purchased Battlefield 4™ to access this expansion in game. You do not need to own Battlefield 4™ to claim this expansion, so grab it now while you can! Check it out in the store.

But I don’t have Battlefield 4™ :(
We got you covered with the Battlefield 4™ Trial. Check out all the games you can try out for free here.

How long will I own this expansion?
Once you claim it, it's yours to keep! On the House specials can appear and disappear at any time so hurry and add it to your library now.
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Post by Smoove_B » Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:49 pm

The random free game (for an indeterminate amount of time) is Dungeon Keeper. I remember playing the ever-loving HELL out of this when it originally came out. Can't believe it's been almost 20 years!

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Syberia II

A mythical journey awaits
Step into the boots of Kate Walker and journey into the Russian wilderness in search of the world’s last living mammoths. Start a brand new journey for free. It’s On the House!
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Post by Carpet_pissr » Thu May 25, 2017 7:50 am

Wow, how have I never heard of that one?! Looks interesting. I see they also ported it to iOS. Seems like a perfect iPad game.

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Post by jztemple2 » Thu May 25, 2017 11:25 am

KDH wrote:.
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Maybe a good tie-in to the kickoff of the America's Cup events today in Bermuda?
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Post by KDH » Sat May 27, 2017 4:10 am

a sailing event in the heart of the Bermuda Triangle? ... I'll watch just for the disappearances, and the spinning-compass-cams
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Post by Daehawk » Sat May 27, 2017 4:58 am

Its an ancient crashed UFO power source right?
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Post by KDH » Sat May 27, 2017 6:34 am

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♪ ♫ It might be hole down in the ocean
Yeah, or a fog that won't let go
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Fleetwood Mac - Bermuda Triangle

I guess you've heard about the Bermuda triangle
There's something going on
Nobody seems to know just what it is
And the airforce won't let on
It might be hole down in the ocean
Yeah or a fog that won't let go
It might be some crazy people talking
Or somebody that we ought to know
Down in Bermuda, the pale blue sea
Way down in the triangle, it's easy to believe
Now here's one
You see strange shapes in moonlight
And shadows in the night
They said that wingtip seemed to brush their faces
And strangers stole their sight
Way down in the triangle
Where the sea was smooth as glass
Giving you one answer to a question
That you never thought you'd ask
Ah down in Bermuda, in the pale blue sea
Way down in Bermuda, yeah it's easy to believe
Down in the triangle, it's easy to believe
They came from Galveston
They came from New Orleans
And then from Bloomington, and Delaware
The used St. Petersburg, they came from Tampa
And then from Mexico, it doesn't matter where
They all completely share,
All of those ships and planes,
A great big mystery that cannot be explained,
Down in Bermuda, in the pale blue sea
Your feeling safe in your harbour
And everything seems certain
Right next to Palm Beach and Key Biscane
Behind a velvet curtain
But then the moon goes grey with worry
And the sea turns a pale white
You better believe something strange is going on tonight
Down in Bermuda, ah, the pale blue sea
Bermuda Triangle, yeah, it's easy to believe
Down in the Triangle, it's easy to believe
They came from Galveston
They came from New Orleans
And then from Bloomington, and Delaware
Bermuda, the pale blue sea


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EA's pay-for service .. Origin-Access .. is FREE until June 20th

DSOgaming gives some advice on how to NOT get charged for taking part in this TRIAL
Electronic Arts is offering Origin Access completely free to all PC gamers until June 20th. During this period, PC gamers can play for free a number of games published by EA, such as FIFA 17, Titanfall, Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst, Star Wars: Battlefront, Battlefield 4, Crysis 3, Need for Speed, Dragon Age: Inquisition and more.
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As EA noted, your first 7 days are FREE if you sign up before June 19. After your trial ends you’ll be charged monthly or yearly, depending on the plan you choose. However, and in order to enjoy this trial for free, you can cancel anytime during your 7-day trial and you won’t be charged.

We strongly suggest being cautious if you have ever used Origin Access before as you might get charged. As such, it’s worth creating a new account in order to avoid any possible issues.

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:roll: ... In case you missed it back in March .. Medal of Honor - Pacific Assault .. is assaulting our specifics again
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Post by jztemple2 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:55 pm

Thanks for the heads up, downloading now :D
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Post by KDH » Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:27 pm

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Origin has added another Battlefield-4 DLC to the house dressing

Battlefield4 - Final Stand - DLC

this add-on contains:
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Blood and Gore
Intense Violence
Strong Language
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:shock: the Battlefield4 add-on has been changed to:

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Dont own BF4..thanks for nothing EA
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:occasion-unclesam: ... Origin On the House ... STAR WARS™ Battlefront™ Season Pass

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A free Season Pass
Expand your galaxy with the Star Wars™ Battlefront™ Season Pass. Add every expansion to your base game - from Bespin to the Death Star.

It's On the House!

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Post by Daehawk » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:27 am

These are useless freebies when you dont own the base games. All it is is a bait to buy the base game. Kinda shitty of them to release this for a 13 year old game. Unless its the 2015 one which I see no info on. Same name and all..which I hate.
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Post by KDH » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:47 am

Daehawk wrote:.... Unless its the 2015 one which I see no info on.
Release Date
17 November 2015

about the middle of this page:
origin.com/usa/en-us/store/star-wars/star-wars-battlefront/expansion/star-wars-battlefront-season-pass
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Post by Blackhawk » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:49 am

13 year old games didn't have season passes. They have only been around about six years. In fact, I don't believe I had ever seen paid DLC on the PC 13 years ago. It essentially didn't exist before Steam, and the first time I recall seeing it was Oblivion.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:10 am

GiantBomb - Season Pass
This business model was first seen in 2011, with L.A. Noire's "Rockstar Pass," which granted access to four new missions, two new outfits, and a "badge pursuit" challenge mode. The price for buying all of this content individually is $20, but the pass originally sold for $10 (a limited-time offer; the price was later raised to $12). Around that same time in 2011, Mortal Kombat also offered a season pass for it's downloadable fighters.
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Post by Alefroth » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:13 pm

Daehawk wrote:These are useless freebies when you dont own the base games. All it is is a bait to buy the base game. Kinda shitty of them to release this for a 13 year old game. Unless its the 2015 one which I see no info on. Same name and all..which I hate.
Or, it's a thank you to customers.

I rarely see someone complain so much about free things.

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Post by Carpet_pissr » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:15 pm

Why in the world is it called "Season's Pass"? What a strange term to use IMO, for game content. I know what the term means (my family has a season's pass to the local zoo, for instance, and we can get in for "free" anytime during the year/season).

But in game terms, you are just buying a specified amount of DLC, it's not like an unlimited a la carte sitiuation, is it? Maybe I'm missing something. Or maybe there are games that have an existing amount of DLC's, and if you buy a season's pass, you will get everything else that's published in the future (in addition to what is currently available)?

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Post by Blackhawk » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:34 pm

Going off of the article earlier, the first one was called a Rockstar Pass. Perhaps it was popular enough that other companies kept the terminology for the sake of recognition.

Although I do seem to recall some season passes actually referring to a time period or phase. First season pass got you the first three DLC, the next two were on a separate season pass, etc.
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Post by Carpet_pissr » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:03 pm

I think my problem (I can be quite the word nerd) is that I can't think of any context in PC gaming, where a "season" is used, but again, could just be ignorance. "Season" is pretty specific, so something more abstract like "Rockstar Pass" makes a hell of of a lot more sense to me. "Season tickets/pass" makes sense in sports, for example, but not gaming. I know. I'm weird. :P

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Post by Daehawk » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:19 pm

So I think it is also stupid.
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Post by Carpet_pissr » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:22 pm

I so knew that was coming

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Post by Daehawk » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:09 pm

So you too?
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Post by Punisher » Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:13 am

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